I only worked with Randy for a short time awhile ago, but I will always remember when he won this huge gingerbread train in a draw at our company. He came over to my desk and gave it to me because he knew I had two little boys at home who absolutely loved trains. He was a great guy and will be missed.
Dear Anne, Kelsey, and Murray,
So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time.
We feel privileged to have been able to get to know Randy on Mexico Missions where he lead, shepherded, befriended, and mentored so many of us. We are grateful for wonderful memories of a remarkable man.
Sharing your sorrow,
Ryan & Joanne Kellough, & Irene Robinson
My heart broke when I heard the news. I was Chaplaining at OCC when he discovered the diagnosis... we prayed many times together over the years and he will be an unfillable hole at the OCC processing center. My sincerest condolences to his entire family , Janet Voth BGEA Chaplain
Dear Anne, Murray, and Kelsey, I am so sorry to hear about Randy. Words can't say how much you'll miss him. I hope that lovely memories of camping at Tofino will comfort you. Aritha van Herk
Dear Anne, Murray and Kelsey,
We are deeply saddened to hear about Randy. Your family is in our hearts and on our minds during this difficult time. Randy was always so kind and friendly to our kids in Sunday School and I know he has had a kingdom impact on them and the other children at Westminster.
All our love and prayers,
Josh & Emily Frederick
Dear Anne, Kelsey and Murray,
We are so sad for the loss of your family's dearest husband and father. We grieve with you! May you find the strength to move through this difficult time and cherish all the beautiful memories that will hopefully comfort you!
Shirley Penner & Don McLean and all your colleagues and friends at Youth Singers of Calgary
Anne, Murray and Kelsey
We are so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. He was a tremendous man of faith, with a zeal for life, for his family and for his friends. His smile and sincere interest in everyone will be fondly remembered. He will be missed in so many ways by all of us. Our hearts and prayers go out to the three of you during this time.
Diane, Jennifer, Amanda, Justin and Jason
Anne, Murray and Kelsey, I was sorry to hear of Randy’s sudden passing - such a great loss to you but also to his church family and friends. Randy was truly one of the good guys and will be missed.
Hold tight to one another.
Anne and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Randy's passing and especially during difficult times for everyone. He was certainly a man who lived his faith in all he did. He will be greatly missed. We offer our condolences to all his family.
Blessings, Gayle and Don Colley.
Dear Anne, I am sorry for your loss. Sending all condolences and best wishes during an extremely difficult time. / David Sigler
Friday, May 15, 2020
We send our deepest condolences to Anne and family. Randy was a powerhouse of generosity and inspiration. He was a good friend. His passing is a sad loss. We will miss him.
Catherine and Allan Brown
Anne, Murray and Kelsey:
I was deeply saddened to learn of Randy’s passing. I worked with him for three years at Newalta. He was a good and kind person who often talked about you and his wonderful life. Please accept my sincerest condolences to each of you.
We were stunned and saddened by the news. Randy was an exceptional person who was inspirational in his humanity and strong Christian faith. He was a gift to all who met and knew him. We respected him, greatly. Our deepest sympathies to Anne, Murray and Kelsey, as well as all connected, whether family or friend. Heaven's gain is our loss.
David and Cherita Grawbarger
Because I heard stories about Randy on a daily basis (especially through the kitchen renovation) he always seemed to be someone I knew well even long before I first met him. When I did finally meet him, that was exactly the case - his deep generosity of spirit meant that he treated me as a long lost friend. I'm certain that is how he reacted to everyone - with kindness, and openness, and a sense of goodwill. We are thinking about you Anne, Murray, and Kelsey.
Jon and I were so sorry to hear about Randy. It's difficult to lose a loved one at any time, but the circumstances of this spring make it so much harder.
I am so very sorry to hear about Randy. It is devastating to lose a life partner, but you must have many happy memories too. My sincere condolences. Pam McCallum
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Randy. I am thinking of you, Anne, and your family with sympathy and love.
Dear Anne, I am so sorry about this great loss in your life, especially since you had so recently begun retirement, with much more time to spend with family. I didn't know Randy, but by all accounts he was a remarkable man. May your memories of him be a comfort. Sending you warmest thoughts, Melanie Boyd
We offer our deepest condolences on your loss, Anne, Kelsey and Murray. We also got to know Randy through Westminster. He was teaching Sunday school the first week we came and I was so impressed to see a man teaching! He lived his values and I know the children in the church as well as the adults benefited. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Dear Anne, Murray, and Kelsey, We're devastated to hear the news about Randy. He was such a kind, gentle, multi-talented man, with so much warmth and humour. All the McWhir/Oakleafs are thinking of you all with sympathy and love. Anne, David & family
Holding you in my thoughts these days, dear Anne. Condolences and tenderness, Pamela Banting
Dear Anne, may God comfort you and your family. Sunny and I send our deepest condolences.
Sending our deepest condolences to Anne, Kelsey and Murray. The news of Randy’s passing was shocking, and he will be dearly missed. Randy had a way of making everyone feel welcome at Westminster. His positive energy that he put into all the events he organized or volunteered for did not go unnoticed, and his big smile will live on in our memories. Praying that God’s comfort and peace are with you during this difficult time.
Janet and Brian Holdaway
We were very sorry to hear of Randy's death and send our sincere condolences to Anne and the family. Irving, Karla and Jeremy.
I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I did not get a chance to get to know Randy well, but he always struck me as a deeply principled Christian. You and your family will be in my prayers.
As Michael and I write through our sadness, we remember joyful moments with Randy and your family. When cooking with him, alongside the three of you sometimes, dinners became something to experience. These gatherings were done in grand style with invitations going out to all who wanted to join in. Our daughter, Johanna (in Saskatchewan) and our son, David (here) became members after just such church family events. He had a wonderful way with the children and youth, assuring their presence in the church family was seen and treated as significant. Randy journeyed with a "missional heart" that at times became your joint family endeavors - Vacation Bible School, Mexico Mission, Samaritan's Purse, and singing together with you, Kelsey - only to name a very few. We'd see his "bigger-than-life" smile whenever he felt truly blessed with all those he held dear surrounding him. Randy's love for God's creation took the "with me" philosophy seriously as he invited folks to join him in his outdoor play. Anne, Murray, and Kelsey may you be comforted knowing your husband and Dad is now living in God's glory. Blessings, Judy and Michael McAllister
Deepest Sympathies to Anne, Kelsey, Murray and their extended family, which also includes Randy & Anne's two sweet border collies who will be missing Randy's presence too. May God comfort you all during this sad and difficult time. We have very fond memories of Randy and we know that he was a dedicated and passionate member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Randy was always ready and eager to organize family church events, such as "getting to know you" dinners and Saturday family games' nights and he also volunteered in Sunday School, the Mexico Mission and worship services. He was a wonderful cook and baker and we will miss Randy's traditional Christmas fruit cakes which sold out every year at our Westminster Christmas Market. We remember two years ago when Anne and Randy kindly offered to drive us to the airport to catch our flight to England. They also insisted on picking us up upon our return and bought us some groceries so we had enough food for breakfast the next morning. A kind and thoughtful gesture that was so very like them. Randy was a true Christian in every sense of the word. He put his heart and soul into his church life, family life and volunteering for the community. This world needs more people like Randy and we will miss him dearly. He was a good friend. Rest in Peace, Randy.
With love, Heather & James McCarthy
Anne and family:
Memories of Baird family, VAPC, and early Westminster days have come flooding back to us, on hearing this very sad news.
The Randy we remember was a "big" personality and loved his "bride" so much! Later his commitment to the church developed during Kirk's ministry (also maybe influenced by one of the finest "churchmen" I've known - Bill Baird!)
Randy's gifts of love and leadership will live on in so many. Joan and I send our earnest prayers and condolences.
The Cruickshanks, Medicine Hat.
Before meeting Randy, he was a legend from stories Anne would tell of his cycling adventures, his volunteer activities, and of course, his catapult. Then I got to know him personally and experienced for myself his kindness and generosity. He cherished his family, was so enormously proud of Anne, and just one of those people who you knew you wanted to call a friend. Godspeed to you, Randy.
I haven’t seen Randy in about 42 years. We met on summer vacation in Penticton, BC as our families were “camping neighbors.” Our families camped next to each other the following year, too. In the meantime, we wrote weekly and I even got to visit his family in Calgary and go to the stampede. He was an athlete and a driven sculler back then — practicing all the time. Three weeks ago, we randomly reconnected via Facebook and he told me of his illness, yet was very positive about his outcome. Looking at how he’s grown over the years, he clearly remained a true Christian gentleman and obviously loved his family very much! I’m happy to see he had a life full of joy and love. Now, I’m sitting here digesting the finality and closure of the situation while my heart breaks for Anne and their kids! May God be with you and your family while you Rest in Peace, Randy Jaggard! ~Marci (Leeper) Payne
Anne and family.
Randy made a huge contribution to Westminster, and to many within the Presbytery.
I was impressed with his professional demeanor this past year of the ministry review, but I will always remember him for times spent on the Mexico Mission trip. What a tremendous leader! He made a great impact on the participant youth and the rest of us too, and changed lives in impoverished Mexican communities. We had good laughs and good singing around the campfire. I know he will be hugely missed.
My sincerest condolences,
Rep Elder, Grace Presbyterian